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Jan 3, 2013 10:30am PST
liberties groups had high hopes that president obama would do away with laws put in place by his predecessor that violate u.s. constitutional rights in the name of national security. on sunday, they were disappointed when president obama rhee authorized the foreign intelligence surveillance act 00 re- -- re- authorized the foreign intelligence surveillance act. last week, three u.s. senators tried to amend the legislation to put into protection protections for americans. republicans and democrats came together to reject the proposal in favor of u.s. national security of our constitutional rights. back in our washington, d.c. studios, we are joined by a national security analyst. we also have a legislative counsel for the american civil liberties union and the executive director of the bill of rights defense committee. before we begin the discussion, i want to play an interview i did a short while ago with a former senior executive at the national security agency. here is his take on what the extension of the fisa amendment act means for u.s. civil liberties. >> a whole series of
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Dec 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
. there will be passing laws until a new parliament takes over next year. even though the president is now relinquishing some power after a newly passed constitution, the council includes 270 members, 90 of whom were appointed over the weekend. >> the upper house continues to pose a problem. it is a sliding majority that raises concerns because we have been looking for important laws that will supplement the constitution. >> the much talked-about demonstration law. they fear it would -- if it has not abated since he took over in june. in a speech on wednesday, the government urged members to focus on laws that will help the country move forward. >> this had been blocked by anti revolutionary forces. i urge you to work on that so we can regain the stolen money inside and out. >> they'll also be addressing the account on wednesday, but the opposition has maintained that they need guarantees, not just words. >> there has been another high- profile defections, the commander of the military police has left the president without his government. they say they turn to gangs of murderers. >> i
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Dec 31, 2012 8:00am PST
the facts of any given case as well as the laws of the state of florida. >> in a national broadcast exclusive we are joined by and as a whistleblower william bennett. >> after 9/11, all of the raps came off for nsa, and between the white house, nsa, cia, decided to eliminate the protections of u.s. citizens and collect domestically. they started collecting from commercial -- the one commercial company that i know of that participated, provided over -- on average, 320 million records of communication of u.s. citizen to another citizen into the country. >> we are going to interrupt the broadcast because right now we have just gotten a call from someone in prison in pennsylvania. he is speaking to us for the first time, no lover on death row. >> you probably heard me referred to life as slow death row. it sounds a little dramatic, but it is really more truth to it than hyperbole. that is because of, in terms of lifers, it has the largest percentage in pennsylvania. there is no radiation. all lifers are lifers. as you see, as i have seen, a child going to a meal, what i call the million
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Jan 2, 2013 10:30am PST
bid by harper government to change laws protecting the rights of canada's indigenous people. the changes affect all canadians. not just first nations. c45 amends laws that govern the waterways and our mental protections. the canadian government says it's necessary to clear up red tape and protect the economy. but first nations protesters say their lands and sovereignty rights are being eroded. is it your never consulted when the bill was under consideration and that's a violation of canadian law. they also point out that the harbor government has repeatedly supported limits on first nations authority despite promising not to approve any changes to the indian act. how does this infringe on land rights that had been set out and protected for so long under the canadian constitution? >> i think it is important to understand that canada is currently being governed by a very extremist power in the form of prime minister harper and his cabinet. the reality of the bill and the complete gutting of 30 years of environmental approvals and enforcement and regulatory mechanisms significantly
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Dec 28, 2012 5:30am PST
. >> the chinese government has approved a law forcing internet users to use their real names. china says the new rules will help prevent rumors from spreading and clamp down on corruption. but on-line freedom advocates say the policy is intended to stifle dissent. robert bride is in hong kong and send this report. >> this is a very controversial regulation which, as you would expect, gained a quick response from internet users themselves. in china, many commenting it takes the internet in a backward move. critics have argued that this will mean that anybody who posts anything controversial, anything the authorities in china do not like, will be this possible for that and face recriminations. the authorities themselves, though, argue this is merely a measure to protect the rights of citizens to keep their personal information on the net to private and also it would stop rumormonger ring, unfounded rumor mongering of which there have been a number of examples in recent times, causing panic and alarm among citizens in china. it also does seem to indicate which way the new regime will go, as
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Jan 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
now!" >> the nays are 8. the bill as amended is passed. >> today's agreement, the law will remain in place as long as i'm president rid the deficit needs to be produced in a way that is balanced. everyone pays their fair share. everyone does their part. that is our economy works best. >> after much drama, the so- called fiscal cliff has been averted for now. we will look at what is in the senate approved by the house late last night. we will speak with economist juliet schor. after years of extreme weather, will 2013 be year zero in the battle over climate change? >> we're closer now them have ever been to what we need to do. i think we peeled away the layers of the onion and have gotten to the heart of things. as of tonight, we're going after the fossil fuel industries. [applause] >> will host a discussion between bill mckibben, founder of 350.org, and journalist christian parenti. he is author of "tropic of chaos: climate change and the new geography of violence." >> if the government allowed the epa to do what it must do, raise the price of burning fossil fuels, that would help
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Dec 29, 2012 2:00pm PST
constitutional council which oversees all legislation it said the new law was not fair because it applies to individuals and not households. the french prime minister said the government would introduce a new version of the law. >> we will implement measures to respect the commitment of the president of the republic. it will take into account the rejection of the constitutional council and apply the 2013 incomes and will have to be voted. >>> in macedonia, thousands of protesters gathered outside of the headquarters of the right wing ruling party, demanded the prime minister's resignation. the rally is a combination of days of protests that began last week when the opposition was ejected from parliament after a disagreement over next year's budget. we have this report from the capital. >> a march against the government and the capital. but unlike the rest of europe, not against austerity cutbacks. the demonstrators accused the authorities of going on a spending spree which they claim wastes too much of the country's financial resources. instead of doubling their usual christmas or new year's
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Dec 28, 2012 8:00am PST
signed into law a measure allowing michigan areas to declare bankruptcy or fall under the control of an unelected emergency manager enabled to fire public officials and nullify union contracts. state republicans approved it this month after voters repealed a similar initiative on election day. despite reimposing a measure that was rejected by popular vote, governor snyder said -- was among a number of controversial bills recently advanced by state republicans in michigan before their majority declines with a new legislative session next month. the chicago teachers union has filed a lawsuit accusing a city of discriminating against african-american teachers and staff through its effort to reform or shut down local schools. the federal suit says more than half of the tenured teachers who lost their jobs in the most recent wave of school closings were african-american, despite african-americans comprising just 30% of tenured teachers overall and 35% in the underperforming schools that wound up -- wind up being closed. the teachers' union is seeking an injunction to stop chicago mayor
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Dec 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
minister and we want the government to end the anti-terrorism law that only targets us. >> this is a powerful tribal chief in anbar province. his men fought al kida with the help of u.s. forces. he says the government is targeting their forces. >> this is something that will never end. other forces are -- will come >> the deputy prime minister was fortsed -- forced to leave the protest. hilt with rocks and bottles. tense moments followed before his guards took him away. but the focus of the protest was the prime minister and his regional allies. they say iran is supporting the shi'ia-led government. organizers of this protest say they are not going anywhere until their demands are met but the government in baghdad is also hitting back. on saturday, state television showed pictures of detained body guards for the finance minister. it claims they've confessed to charges of their involvement in assassinations and bombings. but no one in this crowd seems to trust the government or its judicial system. that's why the fear of renewed sectarian violence is increasing. >> israel is allowing
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Jan 1, 2013 8:00am PST
begin with rattle robinson, founder and past president of transafrica, a law professor at pennsylvania state university, most recent book "makada" said at the dawn of the civil rights era following a young man coming of age in segregated richmond, virginia. through his blind grandmother and her visions, he discovers her his race and africa. he came to our studios on the eve of dr. king's birthday to talk about his new novel. he lives now in st. kitts. >> when i was a child growing up in richmond, virginia, we were called negros. no one i knew we were called that. no one knew the province of that word. it had no connection to what we might have been before we were blocked from review by that lethal, opaque space of slavery. so we did not know anything about ourselves except we had been called this, but not by ourselves. it turns out is much like the case of the sardine. there is no such thing as a sardine as a fish living free in the ocean. it only becomes one when it is captured and put in a pan. and we were only called negros when we were leveled during slavery as that, a
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Dec 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
since signing the constitution into law, morsi called for unity in the aftermath of egypt's divisive referendum. >> because of this result, in order to build the nation, we must all come to gather, which is why dialogue has become a necessity we cannot do without. we all seek within this framework a dialogue of national unity over issues we face in the future. >> president morsi spoke after egypt's upper house of parliament held its first session following the constitution's passage. egyptian opposition leaders have vowed to continue their protest against morsi, calling the constitution process unfair and too skewed toward islam is rules. at a news conference, a spokesperson called for a new demonstration january 25, the second anniversary of the egyptian revolution. >> the front reiterate its rejection of occurred formation of the upper house of parliament and the politics of distributing bribes and the spoils of battle and in sincere dialogue that has now been taking place for some time at the presidency, which is a dialogue through submission that lacks the minimum amount of serio
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
. they have put in blockades and are making laws that no more than five people can gather. the government is very wary about what is going to happen next. >> russia has invited the officers of the syrian national coalition for parks, and is urging president bashar al-assad to do the same. they say russia must first condemn the president before dialogue him take place. russia says the transitional government should be put in place, with bashar al-assad staying in power. >> we have already had dialogue in cairo. we expressed readiness to meet with them, and are still ready. as we understand, they do not have any objection regarding the offer to leave. we are against interference from outside parties in syria. we understand we need a ceasefire. we agreed the geneva convention contains the elements to move forward for political settlement. >> in the caesarian title, schilling has devastated large parts of the city, including a large suburbs. the rebels say they have also made gains in eastern syria. fighters say they have captured this oil field. tens of thousands of mainly sunni i
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Jan 2, 2013 7:00pm PST
are under house arrest and recent changes to the electoral law give the supreme leader of more influence over who can stand for president. he is not likely to back anyone. this time he needs an ally. it looks like the process is being imanipulated, voters do not feel they have a choice. >> if they decide not to go to e vote, it is better for the administration. the legitimacy could be undermined. that shows iranians to have influence and their power may not be who they vote for about whether they voted all. -- at all. >> medical authorities have approved a medicine that has treated a previously resistant strain of tuberculosis. it breaks down the resistance of bacteria. many people in east africa do not have enough to eat. some people blame the drought on climate change. communities are finding ways of dealing with the problem. >> another day of food distribution in eastern kenya. this is the food for work program. the most will vulnerable people get grain and cooking oil. more than 500,000 are in need of food assistance. it is not always like this. 20 years ago the rains were
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Jan 2, 2013 5:30am PST
bills they have already racked up through the laws that the past. >> he is referring to the hard bargaining set to begin within weeks when congress must look at raising the debt ceiling or risk the country defaulting on its loans. >> hearing now from the economist micki price, a former adviser to the british government. -- vicky price. >> what would happen in the next couple of months is there will be a lot of discussions and bargaining going on. first of all, the fiscal cliff and whether that can be avoided completely in a couple of months because maybe they will be able to raise the debt ceiling slightly. i think that is very important to happen. the second thing will be what happens on spending? there's quite a bit of spending already in the pipeline. the question is the u.s. has a lot of debt that is structural. there has to be long-term changes in terms of the way benefits have been paid and other issues in some of the long-term spending that has been taking place, which will need to be tackled in such a way that will need to be permanently lower. if the problem gets tackled
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Dec 30, 2012 5:30am PST
government has been appeasing people saying they would look and new laws and regulations, but at the heart of the issue, it is the whole mind-set. they're members of the assembly who have been charged with rape sitting in government-this has been going on for so long, the fact that women are treated as a sub costs member of society despite the fact that employee had a female prime minister. they're saying, yes, we will try to change the way they as work, but despite all of its rules and regulations, no one should enforce them. >> rebels in the central african republic are reported to be only one town away from the capital. they also want further talks with the african union. the army was forced to retreat as the rebels advanced. the former israeli foreign minister has been indicted for a breach of trust down fraud. he resigned early this month. he denies the accusations and says he will run in the upcoming elections in january but he will be forced to quit if a court barring some guilty. 30 muslims in iraq are continuing demonstrations against the shiia-led government. they are r
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Jan 1, 2013 7:00pm PST
president obama can sign it into law. we are waiting to hear what kind of vote and if there will be a vote. they convened here this morning at about midday. that is now seven hours ago. i think what we are seeing as about seven hours of printing from republicans in the house. i am hearing that people are softening their stance again, giving up on the idea of amending the senate bill and going for a straight up or down vote. it remains to be seen whether it actually advances. >> the amount of political bickering is extraordinary. >> it is political bickering. we have had seven hours of that and the feeling is that it is dying down zero little bit. eric cantor is the majority leader in the house. he is a very senior republican politician. he is a driving force in the party and he sticks with speaker of the house john boehner. he said i do not support it. that is different from john boehner, who think would rather get this bill done and move on to the next battle. the republicans feel more confident about the battle over raising the debt ceiling of the united states. an image of would le
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Jan 3, 2013 5:30am PST
stricter laws for rape and crimes against women. what do you expect to be happening at the court today? >> the courts are going to close in about 20 minutes. the church sheets first went to the -- charge sheets first went to the high court to make sure everything was accurate. they will be e-mails into the courts. from there, it will be given to the cues so they can go through it. the document is about 1000 pages long. 900 pages are witness' testimony, including from the victim herself who gave a statement from her hospital bed. basically, this will set up the case in the next coming days. >> we know that this case has been fast track. lawyers have decided they would not be defending the suspects. our people satisfied they will get a fair hearing? >> people here are concerned although there has been a judgment on them before the case started. we have seen protests on the street. the supreme court has set the case can be thrown out if the accused do not have the opportunity to defend themselves properly. the district high court, where the case is taking place, and 25 minutes -- me
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Jan 1, 2013 5:30am PST
avoiding a financial crisis. become law. won't it is approved by the house of representatives, agee won't become law until -- won't become law until it is approved by the house of representatives. >> in the venezuelan capital caracas, new year's celebrations were muted. church services were held for president hugo just as following his -- hugo chavez following his recent surgery. this video of bloated to the internet shows the destruction in duma following an airstrike. the conflict in syria has dragged on for nearly two years. many people have escaped the violence to neighboring countries. turkey has taken some 147,000 assyrian refugees while lebanon has become home to 126,000 -- 147,000 syrian refugees while lebanon has become home to 126,000. now to the refugee camp in southern turkey. tell us something of what you have seen there. at about -- and about what refugees are telling you. >> this is one of the first camps which were built to cope with the rising tide of refugees which streamed into the country after the government unleashed its campaign against pro- democracy movement
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Jan 3, 2013 8:00am PST
renewal of the controversial national defense authorization act, or ndaa. the law has drawn widespread criticism for last year's provision allowing the u.s. to detain suspects anywhere in the world without charge or trial. a group of journalists, activists, and scholars have challenged the obama administration over that statute in a case currently before a federal appeals court. among those who has sued is chris hedges and noam chomsky. the 2013 version effectively blocks the obama administration from closing guantanamo bay by barring use of funds for construction on facilities that could be used for prisoner transfers. there are currently 166 prisoners held at guantanamo, 86 of them have been cleared for release. president obama signed the renewal despite his objections to the guantanamo provision following promises to close the detention center. in a statement he said -- following a torrent of criticism from in his own party, u.s. house speaker john boehner has set a timeline for voting on $60 billion in relief for superstorm sandy. boehner has pledged to bring $9 billion
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Dec 31, 2012 5:30am PST
working with leaders of both parties. >> when adults bury a child, it goes against the laws of nature. these children will never grow to be adults. >> the air side rent is going on now. we are going to -- air siren is going on now. we are going to duck. there's usually about 20 seconds, 15 seconds. >> the new chinese chief is revealed. >> i designed it. >> the expedition to an island of ice that broke off. >> previously, both factions had tried hard to avoid such confrontation. the muslim brotherhood and the opposition are urging supporters on to the same streets on the same day. silence was more than likely -- violence was more than likely. >> these rescuers are doing what they can to reach the villagers who are cut off by the damage done by typhoon bopha. >> everything was washed away. people who live here say that there were not expecting this. -- they were not expecting this. [indiscernible] >> just behind the score, and i can't -- the corner, and i can't peek around it
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Dec 27, 2012 5:30am PST
actually broken the law. that is what the states take is thehis and they are the onnot ones who will decide. it will be the supreme court. she is now a well-known politicians' concern of all but in the flotilla. from left to right across the board and politics here last year she was really condemned for her involvement in that. >> we know that you will be following events for us from jerusalem over the next couple days. a woman who was gang raped in india has arrived in singapore for treatment. the 23-year-old student is in hospital now. she was moved from new delhi after a condition worsened. she was thrown from a bus after being attacked on december 16. there have been days of occasionally violent protests by people calling for a crackdown on sex crimes. now more from the indian capital. >> keeping the pressure on the government with calls for the chief minister to resign. hundreds of activists from the right-wing hindu group are demanding action. they want the death penalty for the six suspects arrested following the gang rape of a young woman on december 16. the incident sparked
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Dec 27, 2012 7:00pm PST
and the democrats have rejected. >> the tax laws won't have an impact on people until they start paying their taxes in earnest. the effect of that will be very mild, very slight. and some of the spending cuts, the -- the executive branch has 30 days to present its plan for putting these cuts into effect so they may not even take effect. so a number of the -- most economists agree that the impact of the fiscal cliff would be severe if it lasted for a period of time with the assumption that they're able to roll it back retroactively. that would give them some time after the first comes around. >> there may be a little bit of a window to find the middle ground. but what is the middle ground after the failure that happened in the house of representatives? does anyone know what the threshold is that is accessible to republicans, let alone to republicans and democrats. >> you know, part of the problem here is that i don't think that the republicans themselves are entirely sure what their own position is. there's quite a lot of anarchy. the president has offered a proposal that include
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Dec 26, 2012 3:00pm PST
canadian officials ever since have decided to make laws and policies and direct our committed these without any consent on our part. this is just more of these same. he does not address any of the core issues like a final crisis in many of our communities. the purposeful _ -- underfunding of food, education, water, housing. the very thing that contributes to our premature deaths. he is talking about more dialogue. look where it has brought us? in the last 20 years, every single socio-economic indicator for first nations has gone down hill. when you look at the mandate of indian affairs, they only have one job. of those 5000 bureaucrats to use up billions of our dollars have to improve the social well-being of first nations in this country, and they have built over and over again. dialogue is not going to do it. it is only one of the action. >> can you talk a little bit about how the idle no more protests tie into the national movement against tar sands, the tar sands pipeline? >> when you think about it, this movement has been in the works for several years. i know myself and many o
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